News 2022 - January - May

31. May
PDC News...
Michael van Gerwen requires Surger due to a Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in his throwing arm. The operation will take place after the Premier League Play-Offs. Van Gerwen will not be able to play Players Championships 16-19 nor the PDC World Cup of Darts but hopes to be back for the Dutch Darts Masters Ende Juni. But of course he has to wait and see. That means this year Dirk van Duijvenbode and Danny Noppert will be the Team Netherlands in the PDC World Cup.
Joe Cullen and Jonny Clayton are the last two PDC representives who were confirmed for the World Series Events in Australia and New Zealand in August.
World Series of Darts 2022



30. May
PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit, the Pro Tour Order of Merit and the European Tour Order of Merit were updated after the Dutch Darts Championship.
PDC Rankings
European Tour



29. May
Win for Smith in Zwolle
Michael Smith prevailed in a close and highclass final 8:7 over Danny Noppert and won his first European Tour title of the year.
On his way to the final Smith defeated on finals day Damon Heta (with an average of 111.10), Mervyn King and Andrew Gilding, who played a great tournament. Noppert reached the final with wins over Peter Wright, Boris Krcmar and Callan Rydz on finals day..
Results
Statistics
Report



Cameron wins World Seniors Darts Masters
Again no happy end for Phil Taylor on the World Seniors Darts Tour - he lost in the final of the World Seniors Masters with 3:6 against Canadian David Cameron. Cameron who had qualified by the qualifier for the tournament could finally celebrate on the stage of the Lakeside Country Club. All in all seven times he already stood on this stage during BDO World Championships and the WDF World Championship 2022 but never he progressed further then the second round.
Cameron was a deserved tournament winner, he was obviously the best player of the tournament. Taylor was improved compared to the World Seniors Championship but not enough to win the final.
Cameron defeated on finals day in the quarterfinals Colin Monk and then prevaied in the semi-finals - the best match of the tournament - over Richie Howson. Taylor defeated in the quarterfinals in a hard-fought match Les Wallace and in the semi-finals Tony O'Shea.
Results



Dutch Darts Championship - Day 3
Finals day of the Dutch Darts Championship in Zwolle, Netherlands.
In the afternoon-session the third round will be played, in the evening-session quarterfinals, semi-finals and final will take place.
From the seeded players Martin Schindler, Krzysztof Ratajski, Dimitri van den Bergh, Nathan Aspinall, Brendan Dolan, Jose de Sousa, Rob Cross, Joe Cullen and Gerwyn Price didn't survive the second round. Michael Smith and Dave Chisnall played with over 105 the highest averages of the second day.
Schedule



World Seniors Darts Masters
In the Lakeside Country Club in Frimley Green today the tournament will be played to the end. In the afternoon-session the quarterfinals will be played, in the evening-session semi-finals and final will take place.
Beside the three women favourite Robert Thornton was eliminated from the tournament too - David Cameron was too much for him as well.
In the quarterfinals Cameron will play today against Colin Monk. Phil Taylor will meet Les Wallace, Martin Adams will stand against Tony O'Shea at the oche and Richie Howson will play against Keith Deller.
Schedule, Results



28. May
Dutch Darts Championship - Day 2
Today is the second day of the Dutch Darts Championship in Zwolle, Netherlands.
In an afternoon- and an evening-session the first round winners will play against the seeded players.
From the first round players yesterday Jim Williams had to withdraw as his flight was cancelled. His opponent Richie Edhouse directly progesses into the second round where he will play against Chris Dobey. The only host nation qualifier who survived the first round was Jelle Klaasen who will play today against Michael van Gerwen.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Statistics



World Seniors Darts Masters
The tournament in the Lakeside Country Club in Frimley Green will continue today with an afternoon-and an evening-session.
On the first night the match between Kevin Painter and David Cameron was the closest and the only one in which both players had an average of almost 90. In the end Canadian David Cameron was the winner who will play tonight against Robert Thornton. Beside Wayne Jones had no problems to win 4:1 against Roland Scholten while John Part defeated Paul Lim 4:0. In the second round match of the night Part was demolished with the same result by Phil Taylor.
Participants, Schedule, Results



27. May
Dutch Darts Championship
Today in Zwolle, Netherlands, the Dutch Darts Championship will begin - the eighth event of the European Tour 2022.
As always on the first day in the afternoon- and the evening-session today only the qualifiers will stand at the oche for the first round.
Luke Humphries has withdrawn from the event and Chris Dobey moves up in the seeded players. Therefore yesterday in the Host Nation Qualifier three tournament places were on offer - Arjan Konterman, Jelle Klaasen and Wesley Plaisier qualified.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Statistics



World Seniors Darts Masters
Tonight in the Lakeside Country Club in Frimley Green the World Seniors Darts Masters will begin.
Twenty players will battle for the win. Favourit to win will be after his triumph at the World Senior Darts Championship Robert Thornton who will enter the tournament on Saturday night against the winner of the first round match between Kevin Painter and David Cameron. Tonight the first round match between John Part and Paul Lim will open the tournament. In the last of the four matches tonight Phil Taylor will play against the winner of the opening match.
Participants, Schedule, Results



26. May
Premier League - Win for Smith on the last League Day
For Michael Smith his Premier League campain ended positive - he defeated in the final of the 16. League Day Jonny Clayton, got his only day win of the season and the 10 000 pound bonus and moved up on the sixth place of the table. Joe Cullen defeated Peter Wright in the battle for the fourth play-off place and will play in the semi-finals on 13. June in Berlin against table leader and reigning champion Jonny Clayton. In the other semi-final Michael van Gerwen and James Wade will meet who both tonight lost their quarterfinals as did Wright and Gary Anderson
Results
Table
Statistics, Reportnew



Premier League - Sixteenth League Day
For the 16. and last League Day Premier League travels to Newcastle.
In the lime-light tonight will be the quarterfinal between Joe Cullen and Peter Wright - the winner will qualify for the Play-Off's. Going into the night Cullen sits in fourth place, Wright follows with the same number of points in fifth place. First on will be the quarterfinal between head of the table Jonny Clayton and last of the table Gary Anderson. In the second match Cullen and Wright will clash. Next on will be Michael van Gerwen - who can't get first in the table - against Michael Smith who is already eliminated. In the last quarterfinal James Wade will meet Gerwyn Price. Wade is already qualified but it's not sure on which place of the table he will sit. Price is already eliminated.
Schedule, Results
Preview



25. May
PDC World Cup
The PDC announced the nations participating in the PDC World Cup which will be played from 16. - 19. June in Frankfurt. New Zealand and Latvia will be back, they couldn't take part last year. Back as well for the first time since 2018 will be Switzerland while China this year can't take part due to travel issues.
Some of the players are known already. All others will be disclosed on Monday, 30. May.
Participants, Schedule



PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit, the Pro Tour Order of Merit and the European Tour Order of Merit were updated.
PDC Rankings
European Tour



22. May
Humphries wins in Stuttgart as well
Luke Humphries wins a close and high class final in Stuttgart over Rob Cross with 8:7 and gets his second succesive European Tour title.
Before Humphries defeated on finals day Joe Murnan, Brendan Dolan and in in the semi-finals an today great playing Peter Wright. Rob Cross reached the final today with wins over Krzysztof Ratajski, Rowby-John Rodriguez and Damon Heta. Heta defeated in the quarterfinals Martin Schindler - the last German still in the event.
Results
Statistics
Reportnew



European Darts Grand Prix - Day 3
Today is the finals day of teh European Darts Grand Prix in Stuttgart.
In the afternoon-session the third round will take place, in the evening-session quarterfinals, semi-finals and final will be played.
From the seeded players Dimitri van den Bergh, Jose de Sousa, Joe Cullen, a far from his best Michael van Gerwen, Michael Smith despite a strong performance and Dirk van Duijvenbode were eliminated second round.
Schedule



21. May
European Darts Grand Prix - Day 2
Day two of the European Darts Grand Prix in Stuttgart.
In an afternoon- and an evening session the first round winners will play against the seeded players.
German qualifiers Lukas Wenig, Dragutin Horvat and Gabriel Clemens all were eliminated first round. Nevertheless today a German player will stand on stage - Martin Schindler moved up into the seeds after Gerwyn Price' withdrawal and will play in the evening session against Madars Razma.
Schedule, Results
Statistics



20. May
European Darts Grand Prix
Today in Stuttgart the European Darts Grand Prix will begin - the seventh event of the European Tour 2022.
As always on the first day in the afternoon- and the evening-session today only the qualifiers will stand at the oche for the first round.
As Gerwyn Price withdrew short notice German Martin Schindler moves up under the seeded players and Eddie Lovely gets a bye for the first round. Today with Lukas Wenig, Dragutin Horvat and Gabriel Clemens three German qualifiers will stand on stage.
Schedule, Results
Statistics



19. May
Premier League - Cullen wins in London
Joe Cullen wins the final of the fifteenth League Day 6:4 against Jonny Clayton and is back on a play-off place though with the same number of points as Peter Wright who drops to fifth place. On the way into the final Cullen defeated Gary Anderson and Peter Wright. Clayton reached the final with wins over Gerwyn Price and Michael Smith, who prevailed in the quarterfinals over Michael van Gerwen.
Results
Table
Statistics, Reportnew



Premier League - Fifteenth League Day
Tonight Premier League will be for the fifteenth League Day in the O2 Arena in London.
James Wade is back in action and will play in the quarterfinals against Peter Wright who feels refreshed after he skipped the European Tour event in Prague last weekend. The all Welsh quarterfinal between Gerwyn Price and Jonny Clayton will open the evening. Second on will be the clash between Michael Smith and Michael van Gerwen. In the last quarterfinal Joe Cullen will play against Gary Anderson.
Schedule, Results



18. May
Championship Darts Circuit
The American Championship Darts Circuit by now started into the new season. At the weekend the first three events took place in Brownburg, Indiana.
With Matt Campbell, Leonard Gates and Danny Baggish there were three different winners.
Championship Darts Circuit



World Series of Darts
The field of participants of the first World Series Event this year - the US Darts Masters - which will be played from 3. - 4. June in New York is complete.
By the CDC Qualifiers Danny Lauby, David Cameron, Leonard Gates and Doug Boehm qualified.
World Series of Darts



WDF Results
The most successful player of the Welsh Open/Classic weekend was Luke Littler, who won both youth events and the Welsh Open. The Women's event of the Welsh Open won World Champion Beau Greaves. The titles of the Welsh Classic got Fallon Sherrock and Barry Copeland . The girl's title of the Welsh Open went to Paige Pauling. Littler and Greaves are already qualified by winning the Welsh Open for the WDF World Championships 2023. As well already qualified are Sebastian Bialecki and Deta Hedman as Denmark Open winners. The Denmark Masters were won by James Richardson and Suzanne Smith. Both youth titles won Nikolaj Jorgensen.
James Hurrell and Deta Hedman were the winners of the Sottish Open. Dave Prins won the Isle of Man Open, James Hurrell the Isle of Man Classic. Beau Greaves won both women's titles. The boys title won Luke Littler, the girl's event was won by Amy Evans. Hurrell and Prins are already qualified for the next WDF World Championship as well.
Danny Lauby won the Cleveland Extravaganza in the USA, teenager Aaja Jalabert secured both the girl's and the weomn's title , PJ Stewart won the boy's event.



17. May
Additions Who is who
The following players who took part in the WDF World Championships were added to the Who is Who: Neil Duff, Jules van Dongen, Leonard Gates, Antony Allen, Connor Scutt, Jared Cole, John Scott, John Desreumaux, Mark Graham, Francesco Raschini, Lee Shewan, Jordan Brooks, Shaun McDonald, Rory Hansen, Priscilla Steenbergen, Suzanne Smith, Lorraine Hyde, Jo Clements, Desi Mercer, Darlene Van Sleeuwen and Rhian O'Sullivan.



PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit, the Pro Tour Order of Merit and the European Tour Order of Merit were updated.
PDC Rankings
European Tour



15. May
Humphries wins in Prague
Luke Humphries wins the Czech Darts Open in Prague - he defeated in the final Rob Cross mit with 8:5.
Before Humphries won on finals day against Dimitri van den Bergh, Michael van Gerwen and Jose de Sousa, who looks to be back in form. Cross' way into the final today led over wins against Ricky Evans, Ross Smith and Vincent van der Voort. The last Czech player still in the tournament - Adam Gawlas - lost in the quarterfinals against Vincent van der Voort.
Results
Statistics
Report Finals Daynew



Czech Darts Open
Finals Day of the Czech Darts Open in Prague. In the afternoon-session the third round will be played, in the evening-session quarterfinals, semifinals and final will follow.
Adam Gawlas is the only Czech player still in the tournament. Eliminated were already quite a lot of seeds - Martin Schindler, Krzysztof Ratajski, Brendan Dolan, Daryl Gurney, Michael Smith, Damon Heta, Jonny Clayton, Gerwyn Price and Joe Cullen überstanden didn't survive their first matches.
Schedule



14. May
Czech Darts Open
In Prague today the second round will be played in which the first round winners will play against the seeded players.
Again an afternoon-and an evening-session will be played From the Czech qualifiers Adam Gawlas, Karel Sedlacek and - a surprise - Vitezslav Sedlak are still in the event. Sedlak will play tonight against Michael van Gerwen.
Schedule, Results
Statistics



13. May
Czech Darts Open
Today in Prague the Czech Darts Open will begin - the sixth event of the European Tour 2022.
As always on the first day in the afternoon- and the evening-session today only the qualifiers will stand at the oche.
In yesterday's Host Nation Qualifier Ondreij Plsek, Vitezslav Sedlak, Filip Sebesta and Miloslav Navratil qualified for the event. So together with the two top Czech players from the PDC Order of Merit, Adam Gawlas und Karel Sedlacek, all in all six Czech players will be in action today.
Schedule, Results
Statistics



12. May
Premier League - Price wins in Sheffield
With a close 6:5 win over Michael van Gerwen Gerwyn Price got his second day win of this Premier League season and so still has a chance to get into the play-offs. Van Gerwen already looked the likely winner after wins over Peter Wright and Michael Smith but missed to many doubles in the final and Price used his chances. Before Price defeated in the quarterfinals Gary Anderson and prevailed in the semi-finals over Joe Cullen durchgesetzt.
Results
Table
Statistics, Reportnew



Premier League - Fourteenth League Day
The fourteenth League Day of Premier League will be played in Sheffield.
James Wade had to withdraw due to illness - it is not yet known when he will be able to play again but at least he is back home. So tonight only three quarterfinals will be played and Joe Cullen gets a bye. Gary Anderson will open the night against Gerwyn Price. After that Michael van Gerwen will play against Peter Wright and in the last quarterfinal Michael Smith and head of the table Jonny Clayton will meet.
Schedule, Results



Pro Tour Wigan - two wins for Michael Smith
Michael Smith dominated the two Players Championships on Tuesday and Wednesday in Wigan - he won on both days. On Tuesday he defeated in the final Irishman John O'Shea, on Wednesday he prevailed over Callan Rydz. Beside he threw on Wednesday in the quarterfinal against German Florian Hempel a nine-darter. In the semi-finals on Tuesday stood Damon Heta and Dave Chisnall, on Wednesday Alan Soutar and Ryan Joyce reached the semi-finals.
Beside Smith Nathan Girvan, Ross Smith and Damon Hetathrew during the Players Championships a nine-darter.
Results Players Championships



PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit, the Pro Tour Order of Merit and the Players Championship Order of Merit were updated.
PDC Rankings
Pro Tour



10. Mai
Pro Tour Wigan
Yesterday in Wigan the Tour Card holders qualifiers for the European Tour Events 8 and 9 in Zwolle, Netherlands, and in Trier, Germany, took place.
Jermaine Wattimena, Steve Lennon, Niels Zonneveld, Chris Dobey, Callan Rydz, James Hughes, Mervyn King and Madars Razma qualified for both events.
As for Trier all qualifiers were played the field of participants of the European Darts Matchplays is now complete. For the Dutch Darts Championship in Zwolle on 26. May a Host Nation Qualifier will be played in which three tournament places will be on offer.
Today in Wigan the 14. Players Championship of the year will take place. Two boards will be streamed live by the PDC stream.
European Tour 8 Zwolle
European Tour 9 Trier
Participants, Results Players Championship



Development Tour
At the weekend in Wigan a Development Tour Event weekend took place - five events were played. There were five different winners. On Friday Nathan Rafferty and Jurjen van der Velde won an event each, on Saturday Conor Heneghan and Nathan Girvan were the winners. The event on Sunday won Geert Nentjes.
Josh Rock still heads the ranking though he played on the European Tour at the weekend. On the second place is Nathan Rafferty.
Development Tour



PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit, the Pro Tour Order of Merit, the European Tour Order of Merit and the Development Tour Order of Merit were updated after the weekend.
PDC Rankings
European Tour



9. May
Pro Tour Wigan
Today the Pro Tour for the second time this year comes to Wigan.
First the Tour Card holders qualifiers for the European Tour Events 8 and 9 will be played. Tomorrow and on Wednesday Players Championships 14 and 15 will follow.
Among the missing Tour Card holders are Gary Anderson and James Wade.
Participants, Results



Win for van Gerwen in Leverkusen
In Leverkusen again the winner was Michael van Gerwen - he defeated Dimitri van den Bergh with 8:5.
On finals day van Gerwen prevailed over Jonny Clayton, Dirk van Duijvenbode - in the deciding leg - and Luke Humphries before he met van den Bergh in the final. Van den Bergh eliminated in the third round German Martin Schindler - the last German player still in the event -, defeated in the quarterfinals the upcoming Northern Irish player Josh Rock and then had a bye in the semi-finals, as his opponent James Wade didn't feel well after his quarterfinals win against Ryan Searle and withdrew from the tournament.
Results
Report Finalnew



8.May
European Darts Open - Day 3
Today the European Darts Open in Leverkusen will be played to the end.
In the afternoon-session the third round will take place, in the evening-session quarterfinals, semi-finals and final will be played.
Schedule
Statistics



7. May
European Darts Open - Day 2
On the second day of the European Darts Open the first round winners played against the seeded players.
From the seeded players Damon Heta, Rob Cross, Peter Wright and Krzysztof Ratajski didn't survive their first match. The other twelve - in part rather one sided matches - were won by the seeds. Michael van Gerwen played with 113.79 the so far highest average. From the host nation players on the second day only Martin Schindler was still in the tournament. He defeated Rob Cross 6:4 and will play in the third round against Dimitri van den Bergh.
Schedule, Results
Statistics



6. May
European Darts Open
Today in Leverkusen, Germany, the European Darts Open will begin, the fifth event of the European Tour 2022.
An afternoon and an evening session will be played and only the qualifiers will stand at the oche.
Danny Baggish had to withdraw short notice so Karel Sedlacek gets a bye in the first round. Four German players will stand at the oche today: Gabriel Clemens, Martin Schindler, Lukas Wenig and Nico Kurz.
Schedule, Results
Statistics



5. May
Premier League - Win for Clayton in Glasgow
With a 6:3 Sieg over Michael van Gerwen in the final Jonny Clayton secured in Glasgow his fourth day win of the season and continues to head the table. While Clayton played with his usual aplomb all night van Gerwen experienced a lot of double trouble. Against Joe Cullen and Michael Smith he just managed to win in the deciding leg. Clayton reached the final with wins over James Wade in the quarterfinals and Gary Anderson in the semi-finals.
Results
Table
Statistics, Reportnew



Premier League - Thirteenth League Day
For the thirteenth League Day Premier League travels to Glasgow.
The evening will start with the all Scottish quarterfinal between Peter Wright and Gary Anderson who both would like to win the match. After that head of the table Jonny Clayton will meet third of the table James Wade. In the third match Gerwyn Price and Michael Smith will stand at the oche - both at the moment outside the top four. In the last quarterfinal second of the table Michael van Gerwen and Joe Cullen will clash.
Schedule



2. May
PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit, the Pro Tour Order of Merit and the European Tour Order of Merit were updated after the Austrian Darts Open. The Women's Series ranking as well was updated.
PDC Rankings
European Tour
Ranking Women's Series



1. May
Van Gerwen wins in Graz
Michael van Gerwen defeated in the final of the Austrian Darts Open his fellow countryman Danny Noppert with 8:5 and got his second European Tour title of the year. On his way to the final he today defeated James Wade, Dirk van Duijvenbode and Stephen Bunting. Noppert won on his way into the final against Jonny Clayton, Joe Cullen and Nathan Aspinall.
The last Austrian still in the event on the third day - Zoran Lerchbacher - lost his third round match against Dirk van Duijvenbode.
Results
Report Finalnew



PDC Women's Series
Lisa Ashton was the most successfull player of the Women's Series Weekend. She won both on Saturday and on Sunday one of the events and beside the final of the second event on Sunday where she lost to Fallon Sherrock. Sherrock reached beside her win over Ashton twice a semi-final and there lost to Laura Turner and the Irish teenager Katie Sheldon respectively. Trina Gulliver won an Saturday against Laura Turner her first PDC title.
Results
Rankingnew



Austrian Darts Open - Finals Day
Today the Austrian Darts Open will be played to the end.
In the afternoon the third round will take place, tonight quarterfinals, semi-finals and final will be played.
Zoran Lerchbacher is the only Austrian player still in the tournament - he will play in the third round against Dirk van Duijvenbode. From the seeded players Damon Heta, Ryan Searle, Brendan Dolan, Jose de Sousa, Dimitri van den Bergh, Luke Humphries, Peter Wright and Ross Smithwere all eliminated second round.
Schedule
Statistics



30. April
PDC Women's Series
In Wigan this weekend a PDC Women's Series weekend will take place .
Today the events 5 + 6 will be played, tomorrow the events 7 + 8. The women play for places in the PDC World Championship, the Grand Slam of Darts and the Women's World Matchplay.
Participantss



Austrian Darts Open - Day 2
In Premstätten near Graz in Austria the second round of the Austrian Darts Open will be played.
In an afternoon and an evening session the seeded players will play against the first round winners.
Three of the Austrian qualifiers survived the first round - Patrick Gosnak, Zoran Lerchbacher and Rowby-John Rodriguez will stand again on stage today.
Schedule, Results
Statistics



29. April
Austrian Darts Open
Today in Premstätten near Graz in Austria the Austrian Darts Open will begin, the fourth event of the European Tour 2022.
An afternoon and an evening session will be played and only the qualifiers will stand at the oche.
As Gerwyn Price and Adrian Lewis withdrew from the event Ross Smith moves up as seeded player and in yesterday's Host Nation Qualifier four instead of two places were on offer. Beside Dietmar Burger and Michael Rasztovits with Rainer Sturm and Patrick Gosnack two Austrian players qualified who will give their European Tour debut.
Schedule, Results
Statistics



28. April
Premier League - Wade gets win in Dublin
With a 6:5 win over Jonny Clayton in the final of the twelfth League Day James Wade got his second day win of the season and moves up to the third place of the table. With Wade and Clayton the two outstanding players of the night met in the final. Wade progressed with wins over Michaal van Gerwen and Gerwyn Price into the final and played against Price a brilliant 114.73 average. Clayton defeated in the quarterfinals Peter Wright and with a strong comeback in the semi-finals Michael Smith. Clayton now heads the table with a four point lead.
Results
Table
Statistics, Reportnew



Premier League - Twelfth League Day
For the twelfth League Day Premier League travels to Dublin.
There the night will be opened by the quarterfinal between James Wade and Michael van Gerwen. Second on will be Gerwyn Price versus Joe Cullen. Both are at the moment outside the play-off places as are Gary Anderson and Michael Smith who will clash in the third quarterfinal. In the last quarterfinal head of the table Jonny Clayton will play against Peter Wright who sits in the fourth place of the table..
Schedule, Results
Previewnew



20. April
Premier League - Clayton wins in Aberdeen
Jonny Clayton got in Aberdeen his third day win of the season - he defeated in a highclass and close final Michael van Gerwen with 6:5. By this Clayton took over from van Gerwen as head of the table, he is one point clear of the Dutchman. Clayton reached the final with wins over the two Scotsman Gary Anderson and Peter Wright, van Gerwen prevailed over Gerwyn Price and James Wade. On the 11. League Day only the players scored who already were among the top four. The players ranked 5 - 8 in the league table came away empty-handed.
Results
Table
Statistics, Reportnew



Premier League - Eleventh League Day
The eleventh League Day of Premier League will be played in Aberdeen.
In Scotland the matches of the two Scottish players Gary Anderson and Peter Wright will be in the limelight. Anderson open the quarterfinals against Jonny Clayton. After that Peter Wright will play against Joe Cullen. In the third quarterfinal James Wade will meet Michael Smith. Gerwyn Price will play in the last quarterfinal against Michael van Gerwen.
Schedule, Results
Previewnew



Nigel Pearson and Mike Gregory passed away
The Easter Dayy were tainted with sadness.
On 15. April long year's Sky Sports commentator Nigel Pearson passed away aged 52.
On 19. April the news were published that former top player and legend Mike Gregorypassed away aged 65.
We express our condolence to families and friends.



19. April
PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit, the Pro Tour Order of Merit and the European Tour Order of Merit were updated after the German Darts Grand Prix.
PDC Rankings
European Tour



WDF Rankings
All WDF Rankings were updated on 19. April.
WDF Rankings



18. April
Humphries wins in Munic
In a surprise final in Munic Luke Humphries defeated Martin Lukeman with 8:2 and got his first European Tour title. Before Humphries defeated on finals day in a high class third round match Michael Smith, prevailed in a close quarterfinal over a strong playing Wesley Plaisier and eliminated in an outstanding semi-final Michael van Gerwen in a 7:0 whitewash. Lukeman defeated on his way into the final on the third day of the event Keane Barry, Martin Schindler - who couldn't keep up his good performances - and Damon Heta.
Results
Statistics
Report Finalnew



German Darts Grand Prix
Today is the third and last day of the German Darts Grand Prix in München and the tournament will be played to the end.
In the afternoon-session the third round will be played, in the evening-session quarterfinals, semi-finals and final will follow. With Max Hopp and Martin Schindler two German participants are still in the tournament.
Schedule



17. April
German Darts Grand Prix
Second day of the German Darts Grand Prix in Munic.
In an afternoon and an evening session the first round winners play against the seeded players. With Martin Schindler, Max Hopp and Gabriel Clemens three German players will stand at the oche today.
Schedule, Results
Statistics



16. April
German Darts Grand Prix
Today in Munic in Germany the German Darts Grand Prix will begin - the third event of the European Tour 2022.
An afternoon and an evening session will be played and only the qualifiers will stand at the oche. Among them are with Dragutin Horvat, Max Hopp, Lukas Wenig and Martin Schindler four German players.
Schedule, Results
Statistics



14. April
Premier League - Day win for Wade in Manchester
After James Wade had been defeated on the last two League Days in the final tonight in Manchester he deservedly got his first day win. He won in the final 6:5 against Joe Cullen. By this Wade moved up in the third place of the table. Wade reached the final with wins over Gary Anderson and Gerwyn Price. Cullen defeated in the quarterfinals Michael Smith and in the semi-finals Jonny Clayton. The outstanding match of the League Day was the quarterfinal between Jonny Clayton and Michael van Gerwen in which a brilliant Clayton prevailed 6:5 over van Gerwen.
Results
Table
Statistics, Reportnew



Premier League - Tenth League Day
Today the tenth League Day of Premier League will take place in Manchester.
Gerwyn Price will tonight walk-on with a new song to the first quarterfinal against Peter Wright. After that Gary Anderson is planned against James Wade. In the third match head of the table Michael van Gerwen will clash with Jonny Clayton. In quarterfinal four Joe Cullen and Michael Smith will meet.
Schedule
Previewnew



13. April
Dartoids World

In the light of current events Dartoid recalls his bicycle trip to Moscow:..
Darts in Red Square (or FUCK YOU, Putin!)




12. April
World Series of Darts
The World Series of Darts 2022 will be completed by a Dutch Darts Masters which will take place from 24. - 25. June in Amsterdam.
The PDC as well announced that beside Michael Smith, Peter Wright, Gerwyn Price, Michael van Gerwen and Fallon Sherrock this year James Wade as well will take part in all events of the series. Completing the PDC players line-up depending on the event will Gary Anderson, Dimitri van den Bergh and Jonny Clayton.
World Series of Darts 2022



11. April
PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit, the Pro Tour Order of Merit and the Players Championship Order of Merit were updated after the weekend.
PDC Rankings
Pro Tour



Van Duijvenbode and Aspinall win in Barsley
Dirk van Duijvenbode won on Saturday the 12. Players Championship in Barnsley. he defeated in a close final Ryan Searle with 8:7. In the semi-finals stood Michael Smith and Damon Heta.
On Sunday Nathan Aspinall won the 13. Players Championship with a 8:6 win over Canadian Matt Campbell. The semi-finals reached Brendan Dolan and German Gabriel Clemens.



10. April
Greaves and Duff win World Champion titles
Beau Greaves win of the women's World Champion title was the highlight of the finals day. Greaves played the highest average of the night and showed by far the most commanding performance. She defeated Kirsty Hutchinson with 4:0.
The men's final was a close but not really high class match. Neil Duff had a slow start into the match but then was the slightly stronger player and defeated Thibault Tricole with 6:5.
The boys event was won by Dutchman Bradley Roes. The girl's title went to Eleanor Cairns from England.
Report Finals Daynew



WDF World Championships
Finals Day in the Lakeside Country Club. The last session will start with the girls final in which Eleanor Cairns from England will meet German Wiebke Rieman. After that in the boys final Englishman Charlie Large will play against Dutch Bradley Roes. Next on will the all English women's final between Kirsty Hutchinson and Beau Greaves. The men's final will end the WDF World Championships 2022 and it is a final without English participation. Never before in a World Championship the final had been an Northern Irish v French affair.
Schedule, Results



WDF World Championships - Day 8
On day 8 in the Lakeside Country Club the Semifinals of the boys, men and women wook place and most results were an upset.
In the boy's event it was not Leighton Bennett who progressed into the final but Charlie Large beside Dutch Bradley Roes.
In the women's event Kristy Hutchinson eliminated Rhian O'Sullivan who from the averages was by far the strongest player of the event. But it is not a surprise she will play against Beau Greaves in the final who was by far too much for Lorraine Winstanley. In the men's event those players progressed who had been the outsiders in their semi-final - Northern Irishman Neil Duff uand Frenchman Thibault Tricole.
Report 8. Daynew



9. April
WDF World Championships

Today is semi-finals day in the Lakeside Country Club!
Beside the semi-finals of the women and the Men the semi-finals of the boys will be played as well.
Schedule, Results



WDF World Championships - Day 7
On the seventh day both in the women's and in the men's events the quarterfinals were played. Both men's quarterfinals in the afternoon-session were very close and in both the losers had matchdarts as well. Neil Duff won the thriller against Jim McEwan while Thibault Tricole prevailed over Andy Baetens. The men's quarterfinals in the evening session were not as hard fought - Richard Veenstra defeated Brian Raman and only just missed a nine-darter to win the match. Cameron Menzies had no problems at all against James Hurrell and won 4:0.
In the women's event Rhian O'Sullivan once again impressed with the highest average of 89.21 and had no problems against Maria O'Brien. Similar strong played Beau Greaves against Aileen de Graaf. Beside Kirsty Hutchinson and Lorraine Winstanley won their quarterfinals.
Report 7. Daynew



8. April
Pro Tour Weekend Barnsley
Today in Barnsley the next Pro Tour weekend will begin.
Today the Tour Card qualifiers for the European Tour Events 6 and 7 in Prague and Leverkusen take place. On Saturday and Sunday the Players Championships 12 and 13 will follow.
Participants, Results
Czech Darts Open
European Darts Grand Prix



WDF World Championships
Today in the Lakeside Country Club in Frimley Green the quarterfinals of the men and the women will be played. Both in the afternoon- and in the evening-session two men's and two women's matches will take place.
In the women's event in the afternoon among others Rhian O'Sullivan - who played the so far highest women's average - will play against Maria O'Brien. In the evening session the match between Aileen de Graaf and Beau Greaves could get interesting. In the men's event the two quarterfinals with Belgian participation will be in the limelight. In the afternoon-session Thibault Tricole will play against Andy Baetens, in the evening-session Brian Raman will clash with Richard Veenstra.
Schedule, Results



WDF World Championships - Day 6
On the sixth day in the Lakeside Country Club in Frimley Green the third round of the men and the second round of the women were played to the end and after that both the reigning men's champion - Wayne Warren - and the reigning women's champion - Mikuru Suzuki - were eliminated.
Wayne Warren had big double trouble and lost despite his good scoring to Cameron Menzies. Mikuru Suzuki played a first strong set but couldn't keep up after the break while her opponent Aileen de Graaf returned from the break improved and won the match. Especially impressive was Belgian Andy Baetens who won 3:0 against Scott Marsh - who did nothing wrong - with the third highest average which was ever played in Lakeside.
Report 6. Daynew



7. April
Premier League - Van Gerwen wins in Leeds
Michael van Gerwen celebrated in Leeds his third day win of the season. He defeated in the final James Wade with 6:1. Van Gerwen had in the quarterfinals a bye as his opponent Gary Anderson had to withdraw due to a positive Covid-19 test. In the semi-finals he prevailed in mediocre match 6:3 over Peter Wright before he played in the final with 103.87 the highest average of the night. James Wade won in the quarterfinals a close match against Gerwyn Price and defeated in a high class semifinal Jonny Clayton with 6:4.
Results
Table
Statistics, Reportnew



WDF World Championships
Today in the Lakeside Country Club in Frimley Green the last two women's second round matches will be played and in the men's event the third round will be played to the end.
Aileen de Graaf and Beau Greaves are the last two seeded players who enter the tournament - they will play against Mikuru Suzuki and Veronika Ihasz. There could be some more hightlights in the men's event - in the afternoon session Jim McEwan v Michael Warburton looks rather promising. Tonight the match between Wayne Warren and Cameron Menzies stands out.
Schedule, Results



Premier League - Ninth League Day
The ninth League Day of Premier League tonight will be played in Leeds.
Gary Anderson was tested positive on Covid-19 and can't play tonight. His quarterfinal opponent Michael van Gerwen gets a bye and progresses into the semi-finals. Michael Smith will meet in the first quarterfinal Peter Wright, after that Joe Cullen will play against Jonny Clayton - the winner of the last league day. In the last quarterfinal James Wade will play against Gerwyn Price.
Schedule, Results



WDF World Championships - Tag 5
The fifth day of the WDF World Championships was a day of highclass matches. In the men's event the second round was played to the end and the first two third round matches took place. In the women's event two more second round matches were played.
There were some upsets - the women's number 1 seed Deta Hedman was knocked out by Australian Tori Kewish. The as well seeded Leonard Gates disappointed and lost to Steve Hine. Luke Littler had in the first third round match against an on the night outstanding Richard Veenstra no chance at all - Veenstra played with 104.91 a new Lakeside record average. In the other third round match an impressive Brian Raman clearly prevailed over Jarred Cole. Another highlight was the postponed second round match between reigning champion Wayne Warren and Lee Shewan. Warren had a very slow start and was 0:2 behind. But he turned the match around, suddenly hit everything and won the last three sets of the match - a great closure af a really good day in Lakeside.
Report 5. Daynew



6. April
WDF World Championships
Today in the Lakeside Country Club in Frimley Green the WDF World Championships will continue. Again in the afternoon-session three men's and one women's second round matches will take place. In the evening-session today beside the women's second round match two men's second round matches and two men's third round matches will be played as last nights last match had to be moved to today due to a production technical failure.
In the women's event today Deta Hedman and Lorraine Winstanley will have their first appearance, in the men's event with Luke Littler, Brian Raman and Jarred Cole three players will stand at the oche who impressed with their tournament performances so far.
Schedule, Results



WDF World Championships - Day 4

On the fourth day from the seeded players Anca Zijlstra uand Jules van Dongen were eliminated from the tournament.
All in all it was not really a day of high-class performances. The highest average played Cameron Menzies in the afternoon-session at his win over Ian Jones with 89.21.
Report 4. Day



5. April
WDF World Championships
Today in the Lakeside Country Club in Frimley Green the second round of the WDF World Championships will continue. Again an afternoon and an evening session will be played both with three men's and one women's match each.
In the last match tonight the last BDO World Champion Wayne Warren will stand against Lee Shewan at the oche who defeated in the first round Jordan Brooks.
Schedule, Results



WDF World Championships - Day 3
On the third day of the WDF World Championships in Lakeside the second round of the women and the men started and the seeded players joined the tournament. From the seeded men Aaron Turner and Anthony Allen were eliminated from the event - their opponents Jim McEwan and Jarred Cole, who already impressed in the first round, were just too strong. Corrine Hammond only played one strong leg but was all in all no match for her unseeded opponent Rhian O'Sullivan. The other seeded players progressed with varying performances into the next round. Most convincing were the just 15 year old Luke Littler and the number 1 seed Brian Raman. The scarcely highest averages in both the men's and the women's event played with Rhian O'Sullivan and Jim McEwan two unseeded players.
Report 3. Day



4. April
Jansen, van Gerwen and Searle win in Barnsley
At the weekend in Barnsley three more Players Championships took place and there were with Danny Jansen, Michael van Gerwen and Ryan Searle three different winners.
Players Championship 9 on Friday had with Danny Jansen a surprise winner - Jansen only got a Tour Card in January. He defeated in the final Andrew Gilding, who for the first time since 2014 reached a Pro Tour final. In the semi-finals stood Dave Chisnall and Danny Noppert.
On Saturday Michael van Gerwen won Players Championship 10 with a comeback against Peter Wright. The semi-finals reached Damon Heta and Jose des Sousa.
At the 11. Players Championship on Sunday an impressive Ryan Searle won the title, he defeated in the final Nathan Aspinall. In the semi-finals stood Rob Cross and - for the second time at the weekend - Dave Chisnall.
Madars Razma and Simon Whitlock threw during the weekend a Nine-Darter.
Results



WDF World Championships
On Saturday and Sunday in the Lakeside Country Club the first rounds of the women and the men were played.
Though the perfomances of many players had some room for improvement, there were several good matches and some upsets. The so far best performance showed Jim McEwan with a 101.32 average. The debut of the Connor Scutt - a PDC Tour Card Holder since January and for some one of the favourites to win the event - disappointed. He lost due to some double trouble against the more consistent Canadian Shawn Burt. Martin Adams was eliminated by the upcoming player Jarred Cole.
Stage nerves showed even more in the women's matches. Welsh Rhian O'Sullivan played with 85.89 the so far outstanding average. Beside O'Sullivan only Veronika Ihasz and Mikuru Suzuki played an average of over 70.
Today both for women and men the second round will begin in which the first round winners will play against the seeds. In the evening session the men's number 1 Brian Raman, by now a PDC Tour Card Holder, will play against the former PDC player Jonny Haines.
Schedule, Results



PDC Challenge Tour
As well at the weekend in Hildesheim, Germany, a Challenge Tour weekend with five events took place.
There were five different winners: Scott Williams, Stefan Bellmont, Stephen Burton, Danny van Trijp and Andy Jenkins. For Scott Williams it was already the third win this year and he heads the ranking table.
PDC Challenge Tour



PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit, the Pro Tour Order of Merit, the Players Championship Order of Merit and the Challenge Tour Order of Merit were updated after the weekend.
PDC Rankings
Pro Tour
Challenge Tour



2. April
WDF World Championships
Today in the Lakeside Country Club in Frimley Green the inaugural WDF World Championships will begin.
There will be an afternoon- and an evening session and in each two women's and four men's first round matches will be played. Only unseeded players will stand at the oche in the first round.
As the WDF World Championships had to be postponed till after the PDC Qualifying School this year there is a special regulation: players already qualified for the World Championship before the Qualifying School and who got a Tour Card in Q School nevertheless can take part in the World Championship. Not all concerned players will use the chance but Brian Raman, Leonard Gates, Jules van Dongen, Cameron Menzies, Nick Fullwell and Connor Scutt take part first in the Players Championships in Barnsley at the weekend and then in the WDF World Championship.
Number 1 seeds are Deta Hedman in the women's event and Brian Raman in the men's event.
Schedule, Results



1. April
Pro Tour Weekend Barnsley
Today in Barnsley another Pro Tour weekend will begin.
Till Sunday Players Championships 9 - 11 will take place.
Most Tour Card Holders will be in Barnsley - only Mensur Suljovic, James Wilson and Boris Koltsov didn't register.
Participants



31. March
Premier League - Clayton wins in Birmingham
Jonny Clayton celebrated on the eighth day of Premier League his second stage win. He defeated in the final James Wade with 6:1 and had with 111.16 the highest average of the night.
Clayton defeated in the quarterfinale a strong playing Michael Smith and prevailed in the quarterfinals over Peter Wright. James Wade eliminated in the quarterfinals an unconcentrated Michael van Gerwen and defeated in the semi-finals Joe Cullen but couldn't keep up his good performances in the final.
Results, Report
Table
Statistics



Premier League - Eighth League Day
The eighth League Day of Premier League will take place tonight in Birmingham.
Joe Cullen, winner of the seventh League Day, will play in the second quarterfinal against Gerwyn Price who will stand on stage despite a fracture in his throwing hand. In the first quarterfinal head of the table Michael van Gerwen will play against last in the table James Wade. Beside we will see in the quarterfinals an all Scottish clash between Peter Wright and Gary Anderson and in the last quarterfinal Jonny Clayton will meet Michael Smith.
Schedule, Results
Preview



28. March
Price and van Gerwen win in Niedernhausen
Gerwyn Price won on Saturday Players Championship 7, he defeated in the final Madars Razma with 8:4. The semi-finals on Saturday reached Rob Cross and Kevin Doets.
On sunday Michael van Gerwen was the winner of the eigth Players Championship, in the finale he prevailed over Martin Schindler who had an outstanding day. In the semi-finals stood Adrian Lewis and Luke Humphries.
On Saturday both Jose de Sousa and Raymond van Barneveld threw a nine-darter.
Results



PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit, the Pro Tour Order of Merit and the Players Championship Order of Merit were updated after the weekend.
PDC Rankings
Pro Tour



25. March
Pro Tour Weekend Niederhausen
Tomorrow in Niedernhausen, Germany, the next Players Championship weekend will begin. On Saturday and Sunday Players Championships 7 and 8 will be played.
Numerous Tour Card holders will not play in Niedernhausen - among them Premier League players like Gary Anderson and Jonny Clayton. Players from the Challenge Tour Order of Merit will move up.
Participants



Premier League - Win for Cullen in Rotterdam
Joe Cullen defeated in a close final in Rotterdam local favourite Michael van Gerwen with 6:5 and for the first time was the day winner. For van Gerwen first all went according to plan - after a close win over Michael Smith in the hard fought quarterfinal and a semi-final win over Jonny Clayton he stood in the final. But there he couldn't get rid of the double trouble he already experienced in his other matches in Rotterdam while Cullen was clinical on his doubles. His finishing had before helped Cullen to defeat Gary Anderson in the quarterfinals. In the semi-finals he won another close but from both players weak match against Peter Wright with 4:6. Gerwyn Price lost the all Welsh quarterfinal against Jonny Clayton and as James Wade, Gary Anderson and Michael Smith couldn't win a point on the seventh League Day.
Results
Table
Statistics, Berichtnew



24. March
Premier League - Seventh League Day
Tonight Premier League will return for the seventh League Day to Rotterdam - for the first time since 2019.
So the only Dutchman in the field of participants, Michael van Gerwen, will be in the limelight. Van Gerwen will play in the last quarterfinal against Michael Smith and hopes for another day win. Before in the quarterfinals Peter Wright will meet James Wade, Gary Anderson will play against Joe Cullen and Jonny Clayton will clash with Gerwyn Price.
Schedule, Results
Preview



21. March
Pro Tour wins for Williams and Heta
At the Pro Tour weekend in Barnsley both Damon Heta and Jim Williams won a Players Championship.
Heta won on Saturday Players Championship 5 and defeated in the final Gary Anderson. Joe Cullen and Dimitri van den Bergh stood in the semi-finals. On Sunday Jim Williams got his first Pro Tour title, he won the sixth Players Championship and defeated in the final Ricky Evans. The semi-finals reached Martin Schindler and Danny Noppert.
During the weekend Josh Rock, Joe Cullen and Danny Noppert threw a nine-darter.
Results
Pro Tour



PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit, the Pro Tour Order of Merit and the Players Championship Order of Merit were updated after the weekend.
PDC Rankings



18. March
Pro Tour Weekend Barnsley

Today in Barnsley the next Pro Tour weekend will begin with the Tour Card Holder Qualifiers for the European Tour Events 4 and 5 in Graz and Leverkusen. On Saturday and Sunday the Players Championships 5 and 6 will follow. From the Tour Card Holders only Michael Unterbuchner, Borit Koltsov, John Michael Zoran Lerchbacher, John Brown, Scott Mitchell and Gerwyn Price will not be in Bernsley.
Participants, Results
Austrian Darts Open
European Darts Open



17. March
Premier League - Anderson wins in Nottingham
Gary Anderson defeated in the final of the sixth League Day Michael Smith and for the first time was the day winner. In doing so he played with 104.24 the highest average of the League Day which he started with a close win over Jonny Clayton and a not even 90 average. He improved a lot in the semifinals against Peter Wright. Michael Smith defeated on his way into the final in a fulminant opener James Wade and prevailed in the semi-finals with a strong comeback over Gerwyn Price. Price had already been ahead 4:1 but then lost the thread completely and Smith won the match 6:4. Michael van Gerwen lost after two day wins this time already in the quarterfinals to Gerwyn Price but stays at the head of the table.
Results
Table
Statistics, Reportnew



Premier League - Sixth League Day
For the sixth League Day Premier League today comes to Nottingham.
Gerwyn Price and Peter Wright have recovered far enough to take part in tonights action.
The second quarterfinal will be in the limelight in which Michael van Gerwen and Gerwyn Price will clash. Beside Michael Smith will play against James Wade, Gary Anderson will stand at the oche against Jonny Clayton and in the last quarterfinal Joe Cullen and Peter Wright will meet.
Schedule



WDF World Championships
Without giving a reason Fallon Sherrock once again withdrew from the WDF Women's World Championship. Corrine Hammond moved up and will replace her as the number 2 seed. Beside Priscilla Steenbergen now is new in the field of participants.
Schedule, Participants



16. March
Shot - Practice and Play
Under the category Practice and Play one can find on the Shot homepage a whole series of interesting blogs - many of them from darts Pros.
Shot was so kind and allowed us to publish those blogs on this page as well.
The first blog we adopt here is from Raymond Smith and deals with the topicDartitis.
Darts Coach - 5 Tips for Overcoming Dartitis



WDF Results
In January and February already several WDF tournaments took place. in some of them participants of the upcoming WDF World Championship were successfull. For example Romanian Laszlo Kadar, a debutant in the World Championship, won the Slovak Open and defeated in the final Scott Marsh, another player who will give his debut in Lakeside. The women's event was won by Jo Clements who is a participant as well. The Slovak Masters were won by Neil Duff and Laura Turner. In the youth events Hungarian Rajmund Papp and Czech Matyas Rejhon prevailed. Leonard Gates, one of the seeds of the World Championship, and Paula Murphy were the winners of the Camellia Classic in California, Carson Buchmiller won the youth event. At the Reykjavik International Games John Scott and Margaret Sutton won the titles. The Las Vegas Open were won by Jim Widmayer and Julie Weger. Winner of both the Udmurtia Open and the Kalashnikov Open was Aleksey Kadochnikov, who as Russian was withdrawn from the World Championship by now.



15. March
WDF World Championships
The war between Russia and the Ukraine has an impact on the WDF World Championships. Russian players Elena Shulgina, Anastasia Dobromyslova, Aleksey Kadochnikov and Roman Obukhov were withdrawn from the tournament. Dobromyslova, who was the number 2 see in the women's event, will be replaced by Fallon Sherrock. For the as well seeded Kadochnikov American Leonard Gates moves up. Shulgina will be replaced in the women's event by Jo Clements, Obhukov by New Zealand's Landon Gardiner, who first had declined the invitation to take part in the World Championship. New in the field of participants is Englishman John Scott, who now will play instead of Gates in the first round against Johnny Haines.
Schedule, Participants



PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit, the Pro Tour Order of Merit and the European Order of Merit were updated after the German Darts Championship.
PDC Rankings
European Tour



14. March
Van Gerwen wins in Hildesheim
For the first time since 2019 Michael van Gerwen could celebrate a win on the European Tour - he won in Hildesheim the European Darts Championship with a 8:5 defeat of Rob Cross.
Before van Gerwen had a bye in the quarterfinals after Peter Wright had withdrawn unexpectedly due to a back injury from the tournament. In the semifinals the Dutchman prevailed in a close match against Dimitri van den Bergh. Cross reached the final with wins over Karel Sedlacek in teh quarterfinals and Daryl Gurney in the semi-finals.
Report Final



Women's Series
On the second day Lisa Ashton and Fallon Sherrock shared the wins. Sherrock won the third event with a 5:3 win over Joanne Locke, Ashton won event four defeating Fallon Sherrock in the final 5:4.
Lisa Ashton heads the ranking after the first weekend followed by Fallon Sherrock pn second place and Rhian Griffiths, who showed good performances as well, in third place.
The Women's Series will continue 30. April/1.May in Wigan.
Ranking



13. March
German Darts Championship
Today in Hildesheim the German Darts Championship will be played to the end. In the afternoon-session the third round will be played, in the evening-session quarterfinals, semi-finals and final will take place.
From the seeded players yesterday Gabriel Clemens, Damon Heta, Luke Humphries, Callan Rydz and Chris Dobey were eliminated. The highest averages of the second round played Michael van Gerwen, Martin Lukeman and Damon Heta who lost with the so far highest average of the event of 108.82 a close match against Lukeman.
newDue to a back injury Peter Wright withdrew after the third round. His opponent Michael van Gerwen gets a bye in the quarterfinals.new
Participants, Schedule, Results
Statistics



PDC Women's Series
On the first day of the Women's Series Lisa Ashton was the outstanding player who won on Saturday both events. Fallon Sherrock lost in the first event in the quarterfinals to Lorraine Winstanley and in the second event in the semi-finals to Lisa Ashton.
Today the Women's Series continues with the events 3 + 4.
Participants, Results



12. March
PDC Women's Series
Today in Barnsley this year's PDC Women's Series will begin. Both on Saturday and on Sunday two events will be played.
The price money won counts for the ranking. The Top eight of the ranking after the 12. event will qualify for the Women's Women's World Matchplay which will take place for the first time this year.
Participants, Results



German Darts Championship
On the second day of the German Darts Championship in Hildesheim the seeded players enter the tournament and will play against the first round winners.
From the German qualifiers only Martin Schindler survived the first round and will play tonight against the new world number 1 Peter Wright. Michael van Gerwen - who won impressively last Thursday in the PRemier League - will play tonight against Jose Justicia. Yesterday was quite a strange day as in many of the first round matches the player with the higher average lost among them Nathan Rafferty who played with 99.41 the highest average of the first day.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Statistics



11. March
German Darts Championship
Today in Hildesheim, Germany, the German Darts Championship will begin. It is the second event of this year's European Tour.
As always in the first round only qualifiers will stand at the oche - among them with Martin Schindler, Niko Springer and Lukas Wenig three German players.
Gerwyn Price, Brendan Dolan and Ted Evetts had to withdraw from the tournament. Due to this reigning champion Devon Petersen, Mensur Suljovic and Jamie Hughes got a bye for the first round.
Participants, Schedule, Results
Statisticsnew



PDC Pro Tour
There were some changes on the PDC Pro Tour. The Tournament Calender was amended.
Tournament Calender 2022



10. March
Premier League - Van Gerwen wins in Brighton too
Michael van Gerwen was the winner of the League Day in Brighton as well, he dedated in the final Michael Smith - who got into his stride too late - with 6:4. Van Gerwen is the first winner who won two League Days so far. By this he now heads the table. On his way to the final van Gerwen defeated in the quarterfinals James Wade and prevailed in the semi-finals over Joe Cullen who had no chance at all. Michael Smith reached the final after a clear 6:1 win in the quarterfinals over Gary Anderson and a 6:2 win in the semi-finals against Jonny Clayton.
Results
Table
Statistics, Report



Premier League - Fifth League Day
Today the fifth League Day will take place in Brighton.
For the first time Peter Wright will stand as the number 1 of the world on stage - he will play in the second quarterfinal against Jonny Clayton. The night will be opened by the quarterfinal between Michael Smith and Gary Anderson. Beside Michael van Gerwen will clash with James Wade. As Gerwyn Price had got a hand injury and had to withdraw his opponent Joe Cullen progresses with a 6:0 win into the semi-finals.

Schedule
Preview



9. March
World Series of Darts 2022
The PDC announced/confirmed the dates of the World Series of Darts 2022.
The World Series will consist 2022 of six international events. Three of them, the U.S.Darts Masters, the Nordic Darts Masters and a not yet known event, will be played in June, the other three tournaments in Australia and New Zealand will follow in August. The final will take place in Amsterdam from 16. - 18. September.
It was as well announced that Jeff Smith, Danny Baggish, Matt Campbell and Jules van Dongen will be among the participants of the U.S.Darts Masters.
World Series of Darts



European Tour
At the weekend in Budapest four Eastern Europe Qualifier were played. All four were won by Czech Karel Sedlacek who by this will stand at the oche in Hildesheim, Munic, Graz and Leverkusen.
So now the fields of participants of the German Darts Championship in Hildesheim and the German Darts Grand Prix in Munic are complete.



World Seniors Darts Masters
In May the next big event of the World Seniors Darts Tour will take place - the World Seniors Darts Masters. It will be played from 27. - 29. May in the Lakeside Country Club in Frimley Green.
Most participants are known and the draw for the first two rounds of the tournament already took place. In April the last places in the tournament will be on grab in a qualifier.
World Seniors Darts Masters



7. March
PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit was updated after the UK Open.
PDC Rankings



6. March
Danny Noppert wins UK Open
Danny Noppert defeated Michael Smith in the final of the UK Open with 11:10 and wins his first Major title. In accordance to his performances during the tournament Smith was the favourite to win when the final started but he couldn't keep up and couldn't get rid of Noppert either who kept his nerve in the deciding leg and took his chance after Smith was not able to hit the winning double.
On finals day Smith first prevailed over Gerwyn Price and then defeated in the semi-finals Keane Barry. Noppert reached the final with wins over Damon Heta and William O'Connor.
Due to the results Peter Wright is now the new number 1 of the PDC while Michael van Gerwen slipped down to number five in the PDC Order of Merit.
Results
Statistics
Reportnew



UK Open - Finals Day
On the final day of the tournament in Minehead in the afternoon-session the quarterfinals will be played. In the evening-session semi-finals and final will take place.
Eliminated were on the second day of the tournament with Peter Wright, Michael van Gerwen and Jonny Clayton three players out of the group of favourites to win the event. The all in all surprising quarterfinal pairings are: Keane Barry v James Wade, Sebastian Bialecki v William O'Connor, Danny Noppert v Damon Heta and Michael Smith v Gerwyn Price. Yesterday both Michael Smith and James Wade threw a nine-darter.



5. March
UK Open - Day 2
Today the fourth and fifth round will be played in Minehead in an afternoon and an evening session.
Reigning champion James Wade, who yesterday impressed with an 105.58 average in the fourth round, will play in the last afternoon match on the second stage against Ron Meulenkamp. Dimitri van den Bergh, Michael van Gerwen, Peter Wright and Gerwyn Price will all play on the main stage.
Results, Draw Quarterfinals
Statistics Mainstage and Stage 2 2



4. March
UK Open - Day 1

On the first day of the UK Open in the afternoon session the first three rounds will take place. After that there will be a new draw for the fourth round which will be played in the evening-session. The top 32 will enter the tournament in the fourth round - among them reigning champion James Wade.
Results
Statistics Mainstage and Stage 2
Reportnew



UK Open

Today in Minehead this year's UK Open will begin.
So what have we to expect over the next three days? Here a preview from Globaldarts.
Snowdrops and Crocuses - The UK Open



3. March
Premier League - Van Gerwen wins in Exeter
Michael van Gerwen defeated in the final of the League Day in Exeter Peter Wright with 6:0. It was his first stage victory in this year's Premier League. All his three matches were highclass while Wright was not as strong in the final as he had been in his first two matches. Wright now heads the table and replaced Jonny Clayton who today already lost his first match and now sits in third place. Michael Smith won against Joe Cullen and got his first two points in the table.
Results
Table
Statistics, Reportnew



Premier League - Fourth League Day
For the fourth league day the Premier League today comes to Exeter.
In the quarterfinals first head of the table Jonny Clayton will play against Michael van Gerwen. In the following match Michael Smith meets in the hunt for a first point Joe Cullen. In the third quarterfinal the on the third league day and at the weekend in Riesa outstanding playing Gerwyn Price and Peter Wright will clash before in the last quarterfinal James Wade and Gary Anderson will stand at the oche.
Results



2. March
UK Open
On Friday in Butlin's Resort in Minehead this year's UK Open will begin..
The draw for the first to the third round - which will be played in the afternoon session on Friday - already took place. All other draws will be made in Minehead after each completed round. All Tour Card holders - with the exception of Boris Koltsov and Michael Unterbuchner - and players who qualified by the Challenge Tour, the Development Tour and the Riley's amateur qualifiers will take part. The Tour Card holders enter the tournament according to their rank in the PDC Order of Merit, the top 32 will not enter until the fourth round Friday night.
UK Open
Tournament Information



28. February
PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit, the Pro Tour Order of Merit and the European Tour Order of Merit were updated after the first European Tour Event.
PDC Rankings
European Tour



27. February
Price wins in Riesa
Gerwyn Price won the International Darts Open in Riesa - the first event of the European Tour 2022. In the final he defeated Peter Wright with 8:4. Both players played in the final an average of over 106, but Price much mor clinical on his doubles. Before Price defeated on teh final day of the tournament Damon Heta, Danny Noppert and Nathan Aspinall. Wright reached the final with wins over Niko Spinger - the last German player still in the tournament -, Michael Smith and Jonny Clayton. Michael van Gerwen was eliminated third round by Danny Noppert.
Results
Statistics
Report Finalnew



26. February
International Darts Open - Day 2
On the second day of the International Darts Open in Riesa the seeded players join the tournament and play against yesterday's winners.
From the seven German participans only Niko Springer and Nico Kurz survived the first round. Niko Springer will play today in the afternoon session against Brendan Dolan while Nico Kurz will meet tonight Dirk van Duijvenbode. Biggest upsets on day 1 were the elimination of Rob Cross and Ryan Searle. The best players yesterday were Vincent van der Voort and Dimitri van den Bergh - both with an average of over 100 - who will play today against James Wade and Mensur Suljovic respectively.
Results
Statistics



25. February
International Darts Open - Day 1
Today is the first day of the International Darts Open Riesa in Germany.
All seven German participans will stand on stage, three in the afternoon session and four in the evening session. But some wellknown PDC players - among them Daryl Gurney, Simon Whitlock, Vincent van der Voort and Dimitri van den Bergh - will play in the first round as well.
Results
Statistics



24. February
International Darts Open
Tomorrowin Riesa the PDC European Tour starts with the International Darts Open into the season 2022 in which thirteen events will be played. As always on the European Tour on the first day only the qualifiers will stand at the oche. On the second day the seeded players will play against the first round winners. On the third day the third round, the quarterfinals, semifinals and the final will take place. On all three days an afternoon-and an evening session will be played.
Today in Riesa the Home National Qualifier took place and Fabian Schmutzler, Niko Springer, David Schlichting, Dragutin Horvat and Nico Kurz qualified for the event.
The draw for the first and second round already took place.
Participants, Schedule First and Second Round
European Tour 2022



European Tour
In Riesa beside the Home Nation Qualifier for the International Darts Open as well the Home Nation Qualifiers and the Associate Members Qualifiers for the European Tour Events 2 and 3 in Hildesheim and Munic took place. By the Associate Members Qualifiers for Hildesheim Stefan Bellmont and Gian van Veen qualified and for Munic Wesley Plaisier and Thomas Junghans. By the Home Nation Qualifiers qualified for Hildesheim Niko Springer and Lukas Wenig and for Munic Dragutin Horvat and Lukas Wenig. The Nordic and Baltic Tour Qualifiers for both events were already played as well. It qualified Marko Kantele and Daniel Larsson.
Participants Hildesheim
Participants Munic



22. February
UK Open
At the weekend the last Riley's amateur qualifiers for the UK Open were played. The last seven places in the tournament won Ryan Murray, Ryan Harrington, Paul Marsh, Scott Taylor, Dan Read, Mark Rice and Prakash Jiwa. Marsh is the only UK Open debutant among those seven players.The field of participants now is complete.
The draw will take place on Monday, 28. February.
UK Open 2022, Participants



21. February
PDC Development Tour
At at the weekend in Wigan the first Development Tour weekend took place during which five events were played. Dominating player was Northern Irish Josh Rock, who only in January in Qualifying School got a Tour Card. He won two of the events and beside reached a final. The other winners were Bradley Brooks, Keane Barry and Kevin Doets. Rock now heads the ranking followed by Brooks and Doets on the places 2 and 3.
Development Tour 2022



18. February
Premier League - Outstanding Price wins in Belfast
Gerwyn Price the third Premier League day in Belfast, threw both in the semi-finals and in the final a nine-darter and won his quarterfinal against Michael Smith with a 170 finish. Beside he played in two of his matches an average of over 108. As well with strong performances convinced James Wade, who lost in the final 4:6 to Price. The two semi-finalist were Michael van Gerwen and Peter Wright, who as well collected some points for the table.
Results
Table
Statistics, Reportnew



PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit, the Pro Tour Order of Merit and the PDC Players Championship Order of Merit were updated after the Pro Tour weekend in Wigan.
PDC Rankings
PDC Pro Tour



12. February
Pro Tour Weekend Wigan
This weekend a Pro Tour Wochenende takes place in Wigan. It started yesterday with the Tour Card Qualifiers for the European Tour Events 2 and 3 in Hildesheim and Munic.
Today the third Players Championship will be played, tomorrow Players Championship 4 will follow.
Chris Dobey, Kim Huybrechts, Jermaine Wattimena, Alan Soutar, Dave Chinsnall and Scott Waites were the six players who qualified both for Hildesheim and Munic.
Participants, Results
German Darts Championship
German Darts Grand Prix



10. February
Premier League - Clayton wins League Day
Jonny Clayton reached on the second League Day again the final where he this time met Joe Cullen. But tonight he won it 6:4 and now heads the league table. Before he won a highclass semi-final with an unbelievable comeback against Michael van Gerwen who collected his first two points. In the very similar other semi-final Joe Cullen defeated Gerwyn Price as well with a strong comeback. The only player without a point after the second League Day is Michael Smith who lost despite a good performance in the quarterfinals to Jonny Clayton.
Results
Table
Statistics, Berichtnew



Premier League
For the second League Day Premier League travels to Liverpool.
The night will begin with the quarterfinal between the winner of the first League Day, Peter Wright, and Michael van Gerwen. After that Jonny Clayton will play against Michael Smith. In the third quarterfinal Joe Cullen and James Wade will meet and in the last quarterfinal Gerwyn Price and Gary Anderson will stand at the oche.
Schedule, Results



9. February
PDC World Matchplay
The PDC World Matchplay will take place this year from 16. - 24. July in Blackpool. The ticket sale already started.
On the finals day - 24. July - in the afternoon session for the first time a Women's World Matchplay with eight players will take place. One can already buy tickets for it as well.
World Matchplay, Schedule



PDC European Tour
The European Tour Event in Wieze in Belgium - which was schedule for March - is postponed to 23. - 25. September. The first European Tour Event from 25. - 27. February in Riesa will be played under the 2G+ rule with a crowd of 2000.
European Tour
Tournament Calendar



PDC Rankings
The PDC Players Championship Order of Merit and the Nordic and Baltic Tour Order of Merit were updated.
PDC Rankings



7. February
Wins for Humphries and Wright in Barnsley
The first two Players Championships of the year were won by Luke Humphries and Peter Wright.
At the first Players Championship on Saturday Luke Humphries won his maiden seniors title, he defeated in the final Ryan Searle with 8:4. In the semi-finals stood Peter Wright and Daryl Gurney.
The second Players Championship on Sunday was won by Peter Wright who defeated in the final Gerwyn Price. The semi-finals reached Boris Krcmar and Damon Heta. Ian White threw in the first round against Mensur Suljovic a nine-darter but lost the match.
Results



World Seniors Darts Championship
Robert Thornton won the first World Seniors Darts Champion title. He defeated in the final Martin Adams with 5:1. So the best player won the tournament deservedly while Adams just in the final for the first time had problems to hit his doubles.
Before Thornton defeated in the semi-finals Kevin Painter and Martin Adams prevailed over Terry Jenkins. Phil Taylor, who went as favourite in the tournament, lost in the quarterfinals to Kevin Painter.
Resultsnew



PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit and der Pro Tour Order of Merit were updated after the first Pro Tour weekend of the year.
PDC Rankings



5. February
Pro Tour Weekend Barnsley
Today in Barnsley the first Pro Tour weekend of the year will begin. Today and tomorrow the Players Championships 1 + 2 will tak place. Absent Tour Card Holders at the weekend are Nathan Aspinall, Danny Noppert, Zoran Lerchbacher and Michael Unterbuchner.
Participants, Results



World Seniors Darts Championship
Yesterday at the World Seniors Darts Championship in the afternoon session the first round was played to the end. In the eveneing session the first four matches of the second round took place.
In the first round Dave Prins, John Walton, Larry Butler and Terry Jenkins won against Paul Lim, Les Wallace, Alan Warriner-Little and Roland Scholten. The best performance showed Dave Prins.
In the second round in the evening session with Phil Taylor, Martin Adams, Trina Gulliver and Wayne Warren four World Champions stood at the oche. Really convincing of those was only Martin Adams at his 3:2 win over Richie Howson. Adams impressed especially with his finishing. Phil Taylor won against Peter Manley but was far from his former best. Trina Gulliver and Wayne Warren lost to Robert Thornton and Kevin Painter, who both showed a strong performance.
Schedule, Resultsnew



4. February
Premier League - Wright wins first League Day
Peter Wright defeated in the final of the first League Day Jonny Clayton with 6:1 and got as winner five points for the table and a 10 000 pound bonus. Clayton as runner-up got three points. In the semi-finals stood James Wade and Gary Anderson who both now have two points after the first night. Without a win and a point stayed Joe Cullen, Gerwyn Price, Michael Smith and Michael van Gerwen.
Results
Table
Statistics, Reportnew



World Seniors Darts Championship
The first night of the World Seniors Darts Championship was not yet really convincing as most players showed fighting spirit but their performances were rather patchy. A really good performance only showed Robert Thornton who defeated in the first match Bob Anderson with 3:0. Peter Manley defeated in a from both players weak match Deta Hedman with 3:1, both only from time to time showed flashes of their abilities. Kevin Painter and Tony O'Shea started quite well but run out of steam near the end. Painter won 3:2. Darryl Fitton in the last match of the night was surprisingly poor and more had to fight with himself then with his opponent Richie Howson. Howson who qualified by the qualifiers for the event, got more steady throughout the match and won 3:2.
Schedule, Resultsnew



3. February
Premier League
Tonight the first League Day of Premier League will be played in Cardiff. The Premier League this year will be played in a new format, on new boards, with a new sponsor and with eight players.
In the quarterfinals today reigning champion Jonny Clayton will meet debutant Joe Cullen, World Champion Peter Wright plays against Michael Smith, Gerwyn Price faces James Wade and Michael van Gerwen and Gary Anderson will collide.
Participants, Fixtures
Preview First League Night



World Seniors Darts Championship
Tonight in Circus Tavern in Purfleet the World Seniors Darts Championship will begin. The first four matches of the first round will be played, in which the unseeded players will stand at the oche. Robert Thornton will play against Bob Anderson, Peter Manley will meet Deta Hedman, Tony O'Shea collides with Kevin Painter and in the last match of the night Darryl Fitton will play against Richie Howson an.
Resultsnew
World Seniors Tournament Information



2. February
Premier League
This year again the Corona pandemic has an impact on the Premier League. While by now all quarterfinal-fixtures of the League Nights were published only the the venues and the dates for the first six League Nights are known.
The scheduled night on 24. February in Berlin was now postponed to 13. June - an evidence that Premier League this year again will be played over a longer period then first planned.
Participants, Fixtures



PDC Women's World Matchplay

The PDC announced a Women's World Matchplay which will take place with eight players on 24. July in Blackpool.
The women can qualify by the price money they earn in the first three Women's Series of the year in March, April and June.



1. February
WDF World Championships
The WDF now published the new schedule of the event. All in all seven participants in the men's event in the meantime got a Tour Card in the PDC Qualifying School: Nick Fullwell, Cameron Menzies, Ross Montgomery, Brian Raman, Connor Scutt, Mario Vandenbogaerde and Jules van Dongen. Due to a special agreement with the PDC they are allowed to take part in the WDF World Championships nevertheless. Ross Montgomery and Mario Vandenbogaerde decided to abstain and for them Roman Obukhov and Donovan Lottering move into the field of participants by the regional WDF tables. Aaron Turner as the highest ranked unseeded participant will now move up in the seeded players and will play instead of Montgomery in the second round against the winner of the first round match between Roman Obukhov and Jim McEwan.
The tournament will be opened on 2. April 2022 with the match between the three times BDO World Champion Martin Adams and Jarred Cole. In the women's event Paula Jacklin will play against Rhian O'Sullivan in the first match.
Schedule, Participants



31. January
PDC Premier League
The PDC today announced the eight participants in this years Premier League which will begin on Thursday with the first League Night in Cardiff. Beside the Top 6 of the PDC Order of Merit Gerwyn Price, Peter Wright, Michael van Gerwen, James Wade, Michael Smith and Gary Anderson last year's winner Jonny Clayton and Joe Cullen, who only yesterday won The Masters, were invited. Cullen will take part for the first time in the Premier League.
Participants, Schedule



Nordic and Baltic Tour
At the weekend in Slangerup in Denmark the first two events of this year's PDC Nordic and Baltic Tour took place. On Saturday Dane Vladimir Andersen was the winner, on Sunday Latvian Madars Razma. Beside the qualifiers for European Tour events 2 + 3 in Events Germany and Belgium were played. For ET 2 in Hildesheim in Germany Marko Kantele qualified, for ET 3 in Wieze in Belgium it was Daniel Larsson.
PDC Nordic and Baltic Tour



Rileys Qualifiers UK Open
At the weekend the first three of 16 Rileys Amateur Qualifiers for UK Open in March were played. All three events were won by players who are already known from PDC events and who took part this month in the PDC Qualifying School but couldn't get a Tour Card. In Chorlton the winner was American Danny Lauby Jnr, in London Victoria Brazilian Diogo Portela won and in Chester Kai Fan Leung from Hong Kong.
UK Open 2022



Winmau instead of Unicorn
As the PDC announced from now on and for five years till 2027 all PDC events will be played on Winmau Dartboards. Used will be the new Winmau Blade 6 Triple Core Dartboard which came on the market in 2021. Special features of the boards are an anti-glare number ring and new graphics. Both the PDC chairman Eddie Hearn and Winmau's managing director Vincent Bluck welcomed the deal. The Winmau Boards will be used for the first time in Premier League next Thursday.



30. January
Cullen wins The Masters
Joe Cullen kept up yesterday's performance and won the final of the Masters with a close 11:9 win over Dave Chisnall. After an evenly matched start Cullen managed in the middle to get a clear lead but then couldn't hit the winning double in ten attempts and Chisnall got closer and closer. But in the end Cullen hit the double 18 for the win.
Cullen defeated on finals day Michael van Gerwen in the quarterfinals and Jose de Sousa in the semi-finals. Chisnall reached the final with wins over Michael Smith and Jonny Clayton.
Results
Report, Statisticsnew



The Masters Day 2
Yesterday the second round of the tournament was played, in which the seeds played against the first round winners. Biggest upset of the first round was the elimination of world champion Peter Wright who was defeated by Simon Whitlock. Beside Wright from the seeds as well Gary Anderson and James Wade were eliminated. Joe Cullen had with 106.30 the highest average of the night and demolished his opponent Gary Anderson. Michael van Gerwens only just won over Luke Humphries who had several matchdarts.
Results, Schedule Quarterfinals
Statistics



29. January
The Masters Day 1
The first night of the Masters was mostly a night of one-sided matches and many players experienced some double-trouble. The tournament was opened with the only hard fought match in which Krzysztof Ratajski won 6:5 against Gabriel Clemens who had missed with seven match-darts. While Simon Whitlock used his chance as replacement and progressed with an 100.34 average and a 2:6 win into the second round, the as well moved up Devon Petersen had no chance against Luke Humphries. The highest average of the night played Dimitri van den Bergh with 105.31 - he defeated Ian White who had an over 100 average too with 6:1.
Results, Schedule Second Round
Statistics



28. January
The Masters
Today in Milton Keynes the PDC Masters will begin in which the Top 24 of the Order of Merit after the PDC World Championship take part.
Tonight the first round will be played and the unseeded players ranked 9 - 24 will stand at the oche. Tomorrow in an afternoon- and an evening session the seeded Top eight will play against tonight's winners. The tournament will be opened by the match between Gabriel Clemens and Krzysztof Ratajski. Reigning champion Jonny Clayton will play tomorrow night against the winner of the first round match Dimitri van den Bergh v Ian White.
Participants, Schedule first and second round


PDC Awards
Peter Wright was named "Player of the year 2021". Jonny Clayton got the "PDPA Player of the Year" and "Fans Player of the Year" awards. Michael Smith was awarded for the "Televised Performance of the Year" (Fourth Round win at the PDC World Championship over Jonny Clayton). Gerwyn Price was awared "Pro Tour Player of the Year". Alan Soutar is the "Best Newcomer of the Year" and Rusty-Jake Rodriguez the "Unicorn Young Player of the Year". Beside a range of players were welcomed in the PDC Nine-Dart Club for the nine-dartes they threw in a PDC event last year.



27. January
Dartoids World

John Lowe wrote a new book which is already on the market. Dartoid wrote a review - in typical Dartoid fashion and as a fable!
All fables have a moral (I suspect John Lowe will agree!)



26. January
PDC no longer on Unicorn Boards
As one can read on the Unicorn Homepage Unicorn will be no longer the dartbaord sponsor of the PDC after The Masters. Instead Unicorn will start the campaign "For Every Player" to get more people to play darts.
Who will provide the PDC - after 25 years with Unicorn - in future with dart boards and whether that means all cooperation between the PDC and Unciorn comes to the end is not yet known.



25. January
The Masters
Due to the ongoing problems with the elbow and the wrist of his throwing arm Nathan Aspinall decided to withdraw from the Masters.
He will be replaced by the South African Devon Petersen as the next ranked not qualified player. Petersen will play instead of Aspinall in the first round against Luke Humphries.
The Masters



Additions Who is Who
The following new Tour Card holders were added to the Who is Who:
Josh Rock, Luc Peters, Jamie Clark, Connor Scutt, Ricardo Pietreczko, Vladimir Andersen, Damian Mol, Nathan Rafferty, Danny Jansen, Radek Szaganski, Kevin Doets, John O'Shea, George Killington and Jules van Dongen.



24. January
PDC Challenge Tour
At the weekend the Challenge Tour started in Milton Keynes in the new season. Five events took place. Both events on Friday won Scott Williams who by this heads the ranking. On Saturday the winners were Steve Haggerty and Stu Wilson. The event on Sunday was won by Scotsman Jim McEwan.
PDC Challenge Tour



18. January
World Seniors Darts Championship
From 3. - 6. February in the Circus Tavern in Purfleet the World Seniors Darts Championship will take place. The 24 participants are known by now and schedule and draw were published as well.

Beside it was announced that the tournament will be part of a World Seniors Tour. More invitational tournaments and an Open Series will follow and the first participants are already known.
World Seniors Darts Championship
World Seniors Information
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17. January
PDC Tour Card Holders 2022
After the PDC Qualifying School all Tour Card Inhaber of this year are known.
You can find them here:
Tour Card Holders 2022



16. January
PDC Qualifying School - Tour Cards for Josh Rock and Krzysztof Kciuk
At the Uk Qualifying School Northern Irish Josh Rock won the final on day 4 with 6:3 against his fellow countryman Nathan Rafferty and with it a Tour Card. In the semi-finals stood Ted Evetts and Matthew Edgar. By the UK Qualifying School Order of Merit Jamie Clark, Ted Evetts, Connor Scutt, Richie Burnett, Kevin Burness, Scott Waites, Nathan Rafferty, Cameron Menzies, John O'Shea, George Killington, Mickey Mansell, Nick Fullwell and Shaun Wilkinson won a Tour Card.
Krzysztof Kiuk won the final on the fourth day of the final stage of the European Qualifying School in Niedernhausen against Tony Martinez with 6:3 and got the last direct Tour Card. In the semi-finals stood Dragutin Horvat and Fabian Schmutzler. The eleven Tour Cards by the Order of Merit went to Mario Vandenbogaerde, Jules van Dongen, Kevin Doets, Tony Martinez, Danny Jansen, Radek Szaganski, Damian Mol, Jimmy Hendriks, Ricardo Pietreczko, Vladimir Andersen and Rowby-John Rodriguez.
Qualifying School Finale Phase, Report Day 4
Qualifying School Orders of Merit Final Standings



15. January
PDC Qualifying School - Final Stage Day 4
Today in Milton Keynes and in Niederhausen, Germany, the final stage ends with the fourth event. Again the respective winners of the day in both venues will get an automatic Tour Card.
Participants and Results of the final stage you can find under the following links:
UK Qualifying School 2022
EU Qualifying School 2022



Premier League - Change of Format
The PDC changes after seventeen seasons of the tournament this year the format completely. Instead of the so far used league format with home and away matches, a Judgement night in which two players are eliminated from the tournament and the Play-Offs in which the top four of the league ranking take part, this year on each of the sixteen league nights an event with quarterfinals, semifinals and final will be played. In this format as well the eight players taking part will face each other twice in the quarterfinals while on days eight and sixteen the players will face off again in a draw bracket based on the league table following Night Seven and Night 15 respectively.
According to the results the players will be awarded with ranking points: the night's winners will get five points and a 10 000-pound bonus, the runner-ups will get three points and the semi-finalists two points each. As before the top four of the ranking will take part in the Play-Offs.
Tournament Information



PDC Qualifying School - Montgomery and Peters win Tour Cards
On the third day of the Uk Qualifiying School Ross Montgomery defeated Jamie Clark in the final with 6:2 and got the dirct Tour Card of the day. John O'Shea and Kevin Burness stood in the semi-finals.
At the European Qualifying School in Niedernhausen Dutchman Luc Peters defeated Belgian Mario Vandenbogaerde 6:4 and got the automatic Tour Card. With Kevin Doets and Danny Jansen two more Dutchman reached the semi-finals.



14. Januar
PDC Qualifying School - Final Stage Day 3
Both in Milton Keynes and in Niederhausen, Germany, the final stage of Qualifying School continues with Day 3. Again the respective winners of the day in both venues will get an automatic Tour Card.
Participants and Results of the final stage you can find under the following links:
UK Qualifying School 2022
EU Qualifying School 2022



PDC Qualifying School -Tour Cards for Webster and Raman
In the Uk Qualifiying School on the second day of the final stage Darren Webster reclaimed with his 6:1 win over Scott Waites in the final his Tour Card, which he only lost end of last year. The reigning Youth World Champion Ted Evetts and Jamie Clark stood in the semi-finals.
At the European Qualifying School in Niedernhausen Belgian Brian Raman defeated in the final American Jules van Dongen 6:4 and got the automatic Tour Card. In the semi-finals stood German Lukas Wenig and Dutchman Kevin Doets.
Qualifying School Final Stage, Report Day 2



13. Januar
PDC Qualifying School - Final Stage Day 2
Both in Milton Keynes and in Niederhausen, Germany, the final stage of Qualifying School continues. Again the respective winners of the day in both venues will get an automatic Tour Card.
Participants and Results of the final stage you can find under the following links:
UK Qualifying School 2022
EU Qualifying School 2022



PDC Qualifying School - Wilson and Justicia win Tour Cards
In the Uk Qualifiying School on the first day of the final stage James Wilson reclaimed with his 6:1 win over Cameron Menzies in the final his Tour Card, which he had lost end of last year. The former Welsh world champion Richie Burnett and George Killington reached the semi-finals.
In European Qualifying School in Niedernhausen Jose Justicia reclaimed with a 6:0 win over Belgian Mario Vandenboagaerde his Tour Card which he had lost two years ago.Denmark's Vladimir Andersen and Dutchman Damian Mol stood in the semi-finals.
Qualifying School Final Stage, Report Day 1



12. January
PDC Qualifying School - Final Stage
Today both in Milton Keynes and in Niederhausen, Germany, the final stage of Qualifying School will begin. All in all 32 Tour Cards are on offer whereby the respective winners of the day in both venues will get an automatic Tour Card. The other Tour Cards werden will be awarded on a pro-rata basis to players from the UK/European Qualifying School Final Stage Orders of Merit after day four of the Final Stage.
Participants and Results of the final stage you can find under the following links:
UK Qualifying School 2022
EU Qualifying School 2022



11. January
PDC Qualifying School
Today is the last day of the first stage of Qualifying School. Both in Milton Keynes as Niederhausen eight players will progress direct into the finale stage of Qualifying School. Still open places in the 128 players field of the final stages of the two Qualifying Schools will be filled by the respective Q-School Order of Merit.
Participants and Results you can find under the following links:

EU Qualifying School 2022
UK Qualifying School 2022



The Masters

Danny Noppert has withdrawn from the Masters to remain with his partner for the birth of their first child.
Under the PDC rules he will be replaced by Simon Whitlock who now will play in his stead in the first round against Dirk van Duijvenbode.
Participants, Schedule First and Second Round



10. January
PDC Qualifying School

Yesterday this year's PDC Qualifiying School and both in Milton Keynes as Niederhausen, Germany, the first stage of the tournament is played.
By it those players qualify who will compete in the Final Stage from 12. January to win one of the 32 Tour Cards which are on offer this year.
Participants and Results you can find under the following links:

EU Qualifying School 2022
UK Qualifying School 2022



8. January
The Masters
The Masters will take place this year from 28. - 30. January in the Marshall Arene in Milton Keynes. The Top acht of the PDC Order of Merit are seeded in will enter the tournament in the second round.
The PDC now published the detailed schedule of the first and the second round. The tournament will be opened by the first round match between Gabriel Clemens and Krzysztof Ratajski. Reigning champion Jonny Clayton will begin his battle to defend the titel in the second round against the winner of the first round match between Dimitri van den Bergh and Ian White while the new world champion Peter Wright will play his first match against the winner of the all-Dutch first round match between Dirk van Duijvenbode and Danny Noppert.
Participants, Schedule first and second round



PDC Qualifying School
This year the PDC Qualifying School will again played as an UK and an EU Qualifying School. Both will be played in two stages whereby in the Final Stage beside the qualifiers from the first stage those players will take part who either lost their Tour Cards at the end of last year or who were ranked 2-8 in the Challenge Tour or Development Tour Orders of Merit at the end of last years season.
The first stage of both Qualifying Schools will take place from 9.- 11. January, the final stage afterwards from 12. - 15. January. For the first stage more then 650 players registered. In the final stage 32 Tour Cards are on offer.
Qualifying School 2022



Complete PDC Order of Merit before and after the World Championship
This year again you can compare the complete Order of Merit before and after the World Championship. In the PDC Order of Merit after the World Championship the current Tour Card holders and their position in the ranking are highlighted as are the players who will enter Qualifying School in the Final Stage.
PDC Order of Merit before and after the World Championship



PDC Rankings
The PDC Order of Merit was updated after the World Championship.
PDC Rankings



4. January
Wright wins second World Champion title
In a very evenly matched final Peter Wright won 7:5 against Michael Smith and got the World Champion title for the second time. Wright won the first two sets of the match but Smith managed to draw. In the next few sets it looked Smith was on the inside track till he was 5:4 in the lead. But with a 12-darter in the deciding leg Wright levelled 5:5 and he started a brutal final while Smith gave up. Wright won first the following set 3:0 for a 6:5 lead and lost in the next and last set only one leg before he hit with his first matchdart double 8 for the win.
Results
Report, Statisticsnew



3. January
PDC World Championship - Semi-Finals
On day 15 of the World Championship the two semi-finals took place. In the first semi-final Michael Smith had not too many problems to prevail 6:3 over James Wade who had a slow start in the match but managed to improve. In the second semi-final it was Peter Wright who had the much better start but Gary Anderson fought back strongly. In the deciding leg of the tenth set Wright kept his nerve and prevented that Anderson drew 5:5. Wright won 6:4.
Tomorrow night the final will take place in which Michael Smith will play against Peter Wright.
Results
Bericht, Statisticsnew



2. January
It is this time of the year - Christmas and New Year in Wales
In the last article we follow Gerwyn PRice, Jonny Clayton and the other already before Christmas eliminated Welsh players in their home country.
Though Wales is part of the United Kingdom it retained some standalone traditions.
It is this time of the year - Christmas and New Year in Walesnew



PDC World Championship - Day 14
The two sessions on the 14. day, in which two quarterfinals each were played, were completely different. The two quarterfinals in the afternoon were one-sided. James Wade won a from both players under par match against Mervyn King 5:0. After that a during the match improving Gary Anderson won 5:2 against Luke Humphries.
In the evening session both matches were hard fought. Peter Wright needed all his expercience to win 5:4 over debutant Callan Rydz. In the last quarterfinal Gerwyn Price and Michael Smith met and it was a very intense highclass match in which Price won a nine-darter but lost in the end 4:5 to Michael Smith.
In the semi-finals first Peter Wright and Gary Anderson will clash before James Wade will stand against Michael Smith at the oche.
Results
Statisticsnew



2. January
PDC World Championship - Five Minutes Analysis Day 14
Quarterfinals Day at the Alexandra Palace!! Again a day with an afternoon-and an evening session and in each session two quarterfinals will be played
Match of the Day: Personal Favourite: Peter Wright v Callan Rydz Impartial: Gerwyn Price v Michael Smith
Today's Day's Specials: Only one unseeded player is still in the tournament - Callan Rydz. He is as well the youngest of those who stand at the oche today
What you should know as well: Five of the players in the quarterfinals are among the Top 10 of the PDC. Three of them already won one or more World champion titles, among them the reigning champion Gerwyn Price.
Schedule




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